Baby Zakariya’s Birth Story

Hey guys, thanks for dropping by. I’m both excited and nervous to share this with you. It’s such a personal experience, but I didn’t want to stop the “Pregnancy Memoirs” series at the third trimester, I think you guys need closure :P. So here I am, sharing one of my most intimate and personal days…

Senegalese Thiou Khanj (Beef Stew With Okra) By Orely

Hey there! Welcome back to my series “Baking Memories from Around The World”! We have Orely sharing a Senegalese dish with us today – Thiou Khanj, which is a beef stew with okra. I can’t wait to try it! Orely was born in Senegal in West Africa and moved to Canada in her teen years…

Pregnancy Memoirs Part 4 – Third Trimester

The honeymoon-phase-second-semester went by quickly. When I was finally enjoying the pregnancy, time just flew by. I was busy with work, and we also decided to moved to a new place before baby came. I was excited to decorate our new home, and every day we added a little bit here and there to make…

Bangladeshi Spicy Mashed Potatoes by NoorieBoorie

Hey guys! Meet Noor Shams, the first food blogger being featured on this series. She creates new recipes that particularly reflect her Bangladeshi and international upbringing, as well as recipes that represent her husband’s Sri Lankan roots. Her recipes can be found on her blog. Her food photography is drool-worthy and her instagram is a feast for…

“Where are you from?” – Life of a TCK

  Hey there! Hope you’re doing well! ❤ I’d love it if you tell me a little bit about yourself. What’s your name? How old are you? Where are you from? If you were to ask me this set of questions, I’d struggle a little bit, not going to lie. Especially with the last one….

Top 5 – Hajj Reflections

As Muslims, hajj is a milestone that a lot of us aspire to reach. I haven’t been for Hajj yet, but I wanted to get the inside scoop from some family and friends that went this year. While it’s fresh in their minds, I asked them 5 questions. 

Recipe – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Ingredients: One cabbage – you will need 9 full leaves 1 lb ground beef 1/2 cup cooked rice 1 cup tomato sauce 1 medium chopped onion 3 cloves garlic 1/3 cup chopped parsley Salt and pepper Parmesan cheese Procedure: Wash the cabbage and take off 8-9 individual leaves. Be careful not to…

Recipe – Oreo Cheesecake

Recipe – Oreo Cheesecake “Cheesecake will always taste like love.” – Shonda Rhimes Ingredients For the crust: 1 1/2 cup Oreo cookie crumbs 5 tablespoon melted butter For the filling: 4 cups softened cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoon nutella 2 cups whipped cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the topping: Grated chocolate of…

Pregnancy Memoirs Part 3 – Second Trimester

I came back to Toronto from Dubai just as I entered second trimester. I still had all of August off before I was scheduled to start teaching from September. The plan was to take it easy and see how things go, and depending on that I would be going back to work or staying home….

Recipe – Summer Salads

Arugula and Spinach salad with Pistachios and Pomegranate Ingredients: Arugula Baby spinach Grated carrots Blueberries Pomegranate Pistachios Dressing: Olive oil Lemon juice Salt and pepper Directions: Mix everything together for the salad, except the pistachios. Add the salad dressing and combine everything together. Add the nuts on top. Enjoy!       Tuna Salad with…